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to. go and tunnel a prison tons twelve on the military celebrates with information a blackout while riots oxidase unsolved as the annual march on the white house. eurovision sees a continent and competitors as more countries say that report to take part in the friendship on the european song contest. also iran scored some points in the west as the e.u. praises the progress of nuclear talks while even the white house defines tehran from sanctioning minded senators. over child privacy in the u.k. as a new report finds more than a million richer students have given the thing to prince just so they can eat in to school canteen or borrow a library book. this
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is the international coming to life for most co hello and welcome to the world. human rights activists lawyers and journalists just standing shoulder to shoulder preparing to march on the white house where the one demand shot down gone time about a saturday's now the annual day of action to protest twelve years of indefinite detention that they won't have a prison or necessary churkin reports age hasn't mellowed guntown of no one bit. hidden on a tropical island a symbol of promises made being far from promises kept will leave an appalling black mark in the history books unless the people who advocate for its continued existence when and if they win then i. suppose that civilized values that america
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has will be gone forever twelve years ago the us brought to guantanamo its first detainees of the war on terror the us and powerful sections in the ruling class of the us want a place that openly defy international law it's a decision that's been maimed that they want to display a place that we can treat people however we want to whenever we want to the tube is poured into the bag scandal surrounding torture and force feeding mass hunger strikes of desperation and dozens of suicide attempts that hasn't been something that has been an issue since i have been here in a facility that has long stopped making sense if it ever did despite the rhetoric it really isn't about national security or prisoners being so dangerous that they can't possibly be released and therefore that can't be true out of seven hundred seventy nine hundred eighty s. held at guantanamo in these past twelve years only seven have been convicted and
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sentenced we have seen eleven prisoners released between august and december last year compared to just five man in the whole of the previous three years so it's movement but it would be unwise to think that you know we're nearly there there are hundred fifty five men still in guantanamo and seventy six of those men were cleared for release the u.s. struggling with what to do with them and then even bleaker future still ahead for the other seventy nine prisoners facing the abyss of indefinite detention. because they were somewhere. somebody where the innocent or guilty is not our job right here after a majority of detainees went on. hunger strike last year obama's administration was pushed to make baby steps again marred by double standards and overlooking the law international treaty obligations mean that we shouldn't be sending people back to countries where they face the risk of a treatment of torture this followed in some cases but completely ignored in others
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two men were recently sent to algeria amid grave concerns of possible persecution on the ground the guy who was our client jamila bey as he at the end his whole adult life basically in europe and in canada and there was really no reason why college educated guy was fluent in german and english and french and i should be sent home. and probably trapped there unable to emigrate because of the stigma of the future of some of those released over the years even more questioned and increasingly grim as media claims surfaced that the cia might have reportedly been engaged in recruiting some of the prisoners as double agents in exchange for freedom our job here is to do the safe legal humane and transparent care and custody of the detainees while in a legend tug of war between the president's will to shut the prison and congress resisting this is officially used as an excuse to avoid simply closing the place down despite personal promises to do so i think the only reason he can get away
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with that is by portraying it really as a credit mess you know as if this was somehow harder to do now that it was five years ago he was the president but politicians human rights organizations legal experts and common sense have long called for an end to the struggle of guantanamo prisoners but america's self-made mass of the last twelve years is already so hard to clean up that reasons to keep it around are likely to breed more anniversaries to cause i'm going to party. in terms of transparency twenty four scene is off to a murky stoffel guntown of washington is trying harder than ever to control the information coming out of the prison but snippets so he come out and he is the latest letter from shaka arm of the law as the british inmates have gone thomas and he describes the humiliating and degrading searches inmates are forced to undergo just to make a phone call to their lawyer but a gun timer has failed to he does make a number of quips about the guards going out of their way to search even inmates
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chantal's and poly wasdale from the reprieve the legal action charity says the more we find out about gun tunnel most the harder washington tries to bury it out of sight i think we know. we know when you are threatening. finally president obama. and what happened last year with the widespread hundred. detainees and we really thought the man from preferred. to was closing the curtain again but the other thing we know is that the minute. the bleep that kind of scrutiny and we're seeing a real deterioration. i will always remember there were huge challenges that we're not trying to charge for twelve years in terms of being the torture. and you're released without an apology without without. all
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in my experience mind all the men i've worked with simply want to go to lead normal lives. and we'll be covering the march from the white house has a gets underway later stay tuned for that. the list of args taking part in europe's biggest and fleisher a singing contest has been confirmed and it's getting shorter by the year economy troubles are forcing country after country to join the eurovision ship as our season exceeded russia now reports. knowledge represented russia at the u. revision song contest in twenty ten despite only coming eleventh he describes his participation as a major highlight which propelled him to new heights our audience grew very very much many people to get to know us and so they began to come to our concerts it was
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great. music experience because it was a concert on the great greatest. auditory that i could ever imagine. from drag queens to hellish creatures and some of europe's brightest talents one of the world's most watched t.v. programs the eurovision song contest brought fame to the likes of celine dion and julio iglesias however votes have not always been spread purely for it to stick qualities say researchers from switzerland actually really shouldn't he's given us a measure of species international relations or their feet your cohesion with european countries is measuring the society and its culture and then she's influential in what will be the market for this nation in twenty down three weeks after angela merkel pushed for creation of the european financial stability facility to bail out collapsing economies a german teenager was crowned the eurovision swimmer. but ironically it's the
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europe wide financial turmoil which is now threatening the whole existence of the contest in twenty eleven one financial turmoil was already raging in europe eurovision saw a peak participation of forty three countries next year poland and armenia withdrew from the contest in twenty thirteen there were joined by boss near turkey slovakia and portugal this time caray share serbia bulgaria and cyprus have also jumped off their eurovision ship. and that list could expand as many simply cannot afford to take part in the future circus that is eurovision like cyprus where roughly. every fifth person is unemployed i'm not an expert on the euro region and why woods happening i'm describing the situation in cyprus and i'm not surprised that this decision has been taken given the. cuts you know in other domains i'm talking about health education culture the shows bosses say there's nothing to worry about we
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refresh the format and continued to do so whenever needed to keep the euro vision song contest the most popular pan-european entertainment t.v. show but at this rate of countries dropping out of the competition they would likely have to invent something new and very soon to keep europe's longest running song contest from losing its voice. reporting from moscow. not only has your vision been losing contestants its budget has also been on the decline in twenty ten norway spent fifteen million euros as hard as that went up to twenty two million spent by germany in twenty eleven in twenty settings sweden combat in holland and they say they planned budget husband count by more than half again. and that subject predicate foreign affairs editor at chronicles magazine says while your vision was once seen as important to international image it has since lost both its significance and artistic value. the euro vision song contest
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has become a political as well as cultural irrelevant since back in the ninety's it suddenly became much more important in central in eastern europe than it used to be because many newly independent countries of the former yugoslavia and the former u.s.s.r. wanted to put their name on the panel so to say but for many many years in musical terms in artistic terms it has been rather worthless pompous and now days both politically and culturally its significance has declined so in a period of a story in a period where. modest resources have to be matched against almost unlimited requirements i believe that this decision was made by so many countries because they've concluded that euro vision song contest simply does not matter. and when it
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comes to europe losing money our financial guru mocks keyser always has a shampoo and his latest program is on hand with a lesson in modern brahma with his special twist. because. it has been voted the word of the year by the american dialect society after the humble conjunction exploded with new grad magical possibilities and twenty thirty mm ben zimmer chair of the new words committee of the american dialect society said no longer does because the followed by or for cause now one off or the c. ters leeward rationales like because science or because reasons you might not go to a party because tired america losing empire because lazy j.p. morgan paying yet another multi billion dollar fine because a criminal yet another wedding party getting their own because us about the department of justice losing faith in the value because concerned for all the
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n.s.a. spying on every single person on earth because just because. the u. says very good progress has been made in talks with iran on implementing a nuclear deal that was agreed in and to run itself in states all outstanding issues have been resolved but those positive signals have been counted balanced by an internal route across the atlantic the white house says senators who support have bill opposing further sanctions or risk pushing america into war. it was just a few months ago inside the united nations headquarters where the presidents of iran and the us laid groundwork for new and positive diplomatic relations however the historic success achieved over the past four months may soon be significantly compromised if not destroyed by america's own lawmakers according to reports fifty
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nine u.s. senators are now backing a new package of unilateral sanctions aimed to increase pressure on iran for its nuclear program this means that the senate is just one vote away from the sixty needed to pass most legislation with the house of representatives which is already showing strong support for economic pressure against tehran according to reports the legislation would blacklist several iranian industrial sectors and threaten banks and companies around the world with being banned from the u.s. market if they help you want to export any more oil now the provisions would only take a fact if tehran violates the six month interim deal or lets it expire without a comprehensive nuclear agreement now u.s. president barack obama has vowed to veto the bill if it makes it to congress but the problem is if the senate actually achieve sixty seven votes it could override a presidential veto the obama administration says additional economic restrictions could threaten
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a historic diplomatic opportunity with iran that's been cementing over the past few months let's remember in november world powers reached an interim deal with taking on over its nuclear program and negotiations on a final agreement are still underway not only will more sanctions compromise the success that's already been made but the white house says it will only timidly make a potential war with tehran all the more likely oddly enough at least sixteen democrats are supporting new sanctions and sadly if president obama's historic diplomat. progress with iran comes crumbling down it will be due in part to members of his own party reporting from new york marina r.t. . sanchez biking the new sanctions claim it will serve as an insurance policy in future nuclear talks but the policy director of the national iranian american council things this is just a pretext for something that's why. they claim that this is not
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a violation of the interim deal it is a violation of the interim deal the deal says no new sanctions this imposes new sanctions there's a lot of word games being played but really it comes down to these senators don't want to see a deal they don't want to see a diplomatic solution they view this as their way or the highway either. iran completely capitulates potentially you have a regime change or something like that or the united states is going to go to war and i think that probably president obama and the u.s. negotiators would rather be focused on go sharing with iran to get a nuclear deal rather than having to negotiate with hardliners in the senate just to protect the nuclear deal that he's already achieved so he's in a very tough spot i think that's really undermines the position of the united states going into those negotiate negotiations because it conveys his message that the president is not in control of his own foreign policy. violence escalates in
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iraq as the government tries to push terrorists out of case it says that coming out . of the bloodshed some americans who fought in the countryside is now rooted in a society. to weigh in on the price of a major the size of the people hosing down on. besieged by the buzz of right. good leverage sure. to build on its most sophisticated which fortunately doesn't give a darn about anything. to teach the creation why it should care about you and. this is why you should care only.
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this is also international welcome back at least ten people were injured in ukraine's capital kiev as anti-government protesters clashed with police among those wounded was it the country's former interior minister who is an opposition
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leader in the country so demonstrators local law enforcement bosses all rows in the congress all this really don't have the big guns and try to pepper spray the officers you know what i'm going by true to the roots reactionism drove for six years each of those activists were allegedly planning a terrorist act to blow up the median age of yet. more than a million children in the u.k. how have their fingerprints taken by their schools as a form of identity according to a new report by big brother watch and it's told the parents of almost a third won't even ask for their consent autry's laura smith looks now at what critics say is a warning a tug on children's privacy. gone are the days when the only time you'd be off your fingerprints is if you were suspected of a crime nowadays they're starting them young at school to be precise research shows more than a million schoolchildren have been fingerprinted and their biometric data used to
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identify them for things like cash free lunches checking attendance and what. it is controversial the big brother watch is particularly worried about schools having access to this information and the car particularly when it's been collected without parents' consent and absolutely so it seems that over a million children in a single academic had this information collected so i think it's really necessary for schools to be transparent especially when it's related to very sensitive personal information what's your solution and obviously parental consent should be sought how can we make sure for example of this data is discarded once children leave school well the first stage in terms of ensuring that the right procedures are taking place was updating the law to say that parents absolutely have a legal guarantee that their consent should be sought and also children have to be incorporated into the process as well not always puppy education process to teach them the importance of questioning when icing on information but also to understand
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just what's happening within the system the school itself the figures show forty percent of secondary school pupils have been targeted and thirty one percent of schools didn't see parental consent so as they go back to school after the festive break children are handing over sensitive personal data in many cases not knowing that they're within their rights to refuse and big brother watches main concern that an entire generation of children will grow up conditions to think that's normal. china shapes up and ships out it's become the world's largest exporter of goods over taking big to ask with more than four trillion dollars worth of trade crossing is borders take a look at the number crunching at altitude up. on protesters demanding justice for three kurdish women murdered in paris last chair have been unceremoniously housed away from in front of the french and the sea in a stumble you can find the pictures online.
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it's a school came design style rome is besieged by swarming flocks of birds who leave that telltale mark will rob i think of so i. went to find out the weird and wonderful tuck takes people that are using to pay now basic restraint. role one of the most beautiful and romantic cities in the world a popular destination for lovers or enthusiasts history addicts and. meet with counselors and it all falls on top of cars boats and on pedestrians it's very slippery to see we get tons of complaints so. birds hundreds of thousands of starlings which migrate towards in the north every year leaving their mark as they go.
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shovel cargo every year this same we're surrounded by a show. the city annually spends tens of thousands of euros tackling the flying menace is species special operation in itself careful it's so dry it's very difficult to clean it off these birds are worse than vandals the. like they're angry at me personally. but the real mission takes place at sunset dressed in protective gear and armed with a loud hailer sign to storm the bird's favorite sleeping spots and this fugitive noise is none other than a recording of other stories making a sound which warns of approaching danger the goal is to scare the feathered false tree less populated areas. it has been true to the idea from science books
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it works great but only for short periods of time. but even when they do manage to steer the birds usually they just move to other residencies they always come back at sundown. of course is a good issue isn't the worst problem the city has to deal with the daily beast for those waiting to get in so you can see here unless you have a megaphone it may be a good idea to grab that little bro up even if the weather forecast is a clear. you've got this going off towards the role of. the stories making headlines around the world to sound a sure thing and opposition lining thailand's capital bangkok has killed one passenger and left seven injured witnesses say happened during a scuffle between two groups of people one of which was made up of on two government demonstrators the country is in the midst of a political uprising with tens of thousands demanding the resignation of the parliament to stop the back. fierce fighting between iraq
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a special forces and militants in the anbar province have reportedly caused the police to force him out and people to flee to neighboring regions violence has been escalating as the government tries to regain control of the two k. cities in the area including saluja after they fell into the hands of al qaeda affiliated wind has adjourned last couple today as a former u.s. marine and his sayings the u.s. led invasion has helped a widen the sectarian gaps in iraqi society but i think the reason that there's a disk. in iraq right now is because the u.s. led occupation put in place a lot of structural injustices that are the root of all the violence in iraq right now one of the results of the occupation of iraq was that the sunni community. became a very marginalized targeted group within iraq so this is the root of a lot of the fighting in the province right now. i think for the us government to continue arming the rocky government to facilitate their internal oppression of
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various ethnic minorities within the country i think that would be very immoral on our part and i think it would be even more immoral for us to send troops to participate in this repression. hundreds of people have reportedly fallen sick in the us after a massive chemical spill into a west virginia river the incident has led to an indefinite ban on tap water for around three hundred thousand people who have been affected across nine counties people have been emptying shells of drinking water with authorities and able to confirm one big contamination will be dealt with. next to it's time for a lot of nonsense breaking the sad.
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there are many internal battles in society liberals and conservatives will never agree on gun rights or abortion but there is one battle that is often more generational than anything the battle for school uniforms teachers argue that uniforms eliminate a big distraction in the classroom and break up the caste systems that can evolve at school between the cool fashionable kids and the ones who can barely afford lunch like me in my younger years but teenagers will scream uniforms crush their freedom of expression and that they have a right to express who they are their individuality who has the right to dictate to them what to wear the thing they don't realize is that if the school doesn't tell them what to wear that big corporations and m.t.v. will all the cool individuals who dress alike and blindly follow all the trends are just obeying corporate marketing instead of their parents yeah for some reason it is bad if the school punishes you for dressing improperly but if the cool kids make your life a living hell for not wearing the right brand of shoes well that's all well and good for some reason hey look at it this way school uniforms are cheap which leaves
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more money for parents to buy you video games being individual in your actions and not a fake individual in trendy clothes but that's just my opinion. we speak your language of the law and not advance the. programs and documentaries of spanish what matters to you breaking news a little turn into the angles stories. so you hear. troy spanish for the. visit i two on the. howdy people those i'm at a martin and this is breaking the set so it's no secret that the u.s.
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military has over five thousand nuclear warheads and up to eliminate most life on earth but it may surprise you how much it costs just to maintain these weapons for new study from the center for nonproliferation studies just concluded a bit of the course of the next thirty years the u.s. will spend nearly one trillion dollars to either keep these weapons operational or modernize them because you know the cold war never really ended and if there's one thing we need to be spending billions of dollars on it's a mass killing machines so this country continues to lag behind in education income equality and sustainable energy at least we can keep the people of the world up at night knowing that the cold war is alive and well and we got our nukes and locked and loaded i looked break the set. it was a. very hard to take.

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